After 8 months of the release of version Beta 1 (6 july 2010), finally Firefox version 4 has been released officially. Currently, the number of downloads after release of the mozilla browser output is already more than 4.7 million downloads, this number continues to increase every minute. – Average download per-minute rates touched 3000′s, this firefox download statistics can be viewed at http://glow.mozilla.com/
Firefox version 4 brings a lot of changes from previous versions, especially in terms of appearance was first felt by the user. There are some changes in this latest version of Firefox, the following overview of changes in browser ‘The Fox Fire’ It. The following is Firefox 4: Advantages and Shortcomings
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The first point is placed at the top tabs, the menu buttons are combined into one (in a previous version: File, Edit, Tools, etc), then the first bookmark in the toolbar is now a button, reload and stop buttons are combined into one, which moved home last button on the search field.
New features are quite interesting is the Group Tabs, this feature lets you categorize your tabs into groups. This feature can be accessed by clicking the Group button tabs on the minimize button, or by pressing the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + E.
In this new version of Firefox have Crash protection features, if any plugins, eg Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime, Microsoft Silverlight a freeze or crash, it will not affect the browser. Firefox 4 is also already supports HTML 5, HTML tag <video> have to run, as well as the HTML tag 5 others.
It’s just that there are some add-ons that are not compatible with the latest version of Firefox 4, such as social bookmarking service, Delicious Bookmarks 2.1.106. RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin 1.0 and 126.96.36.199 NoScript add-ons that are quite popular also not compatible. For web developers do not need to worry, because the add-ons “mandatory” such as Firebug, Web Developer, User Agent Switcher or YSlow running well.
Another minor deficiency is that users can not select the address bar directly by pressing the F6 button (in version 3.6 can), for users accustomed to rarely use the mouse small thing is quite disturbing. Overall, Firefox 4 is qualified enough to compete with some other browsers. But one of the hallmarks of this browser is, still supports the Windows XP platform, which justu been abandoned by Microsoft itself, through Internet Explorer.